Evansville receives stimulus to help prevent homelessness

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Courtesy: City of Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) The City of Evansville has been awarded $790,410 from the CARES act to go towards those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

While COVID-19 has severely affected the traditional homeless, these funds are largely meant for those that may be new to being on the brink of homelessness and fallen behind on their rent. The goal is to keep these people from becoming homeless.

The City has opted to use the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s permitted 5-day comment period and to post notice to the public onto the City’s website.

The comment period started Wednesday and continues through Monday at 4:00 p.m.

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the Substantial Amendment to the City of Evansville, Department of Metropolitan Development at the following email address: kkjackson@evansville.in.gov.

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(This story was originally published on April 23, 2020)

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